Main reference: Rv 22:1-2
What is the tree of life that bears twelve crops of fruit every month? Where is it? It says in Genesis 3:22 that if one eats the fruit of this tree, he will live eternally. On the other hand, if one eats the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he will die (Gn 2:17). What kinds of trees are they?
The 6,000 years of biblical history are closely connected to these two types of trees. Why is it that seminary schools do not teach about these two significant trees? Why is it that pastors do not let their congregation members know the true identities of these trees? Is a school that does not teach substantial facts about these trees really a seminary school? Is a pastor who does not know these trees really a pastor?
Is it not the condition of salvation to know the mysteries of these two trees? Or is it the condition of salvation to offer much monetary offerings and to do much volunteer work? A place where these mysteries are known is the place where the Holy Spirit is at work, and it is the place where salvation can be conferred on people. Please read 1 Corinthians 2:10.
Jesus revealed the mysteries of what was hidden since the creation of the world, but he made them known in parables (Mt 13:34-35). He also stated that he would not speak figurative language anymore but would tell us plainly about the Father (Jn 16:25).
A tree grows from a seed. Jesus spoke about this seed being the secret of the kingdom of heaven, and he also mentioned how there were people who were not permitted to know this secret of the kingdom of heaven (Mt 13:10-15).
He will make this known to us if now is the promised time. The one to whom this secret has been shown and made known must know the identities of the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It is only to one person that this is shown and made known according to the New Testament (Rv 22:8). The one who knows the true identities of these two trees is the true pastor according to the book of Revelation, and he is the one whom the Lord has promised.
Christians at this era are indifferent about God, God’s word, and the promised pastor. They only trust the words of their own pastors. How can they be called believers who believe in God and the Bible? Let us hear from the promised pastor who has seen and heard the two types of trees.
Genesis 2 makes references to the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (the tree of good and evil in short). Jesus illustrated a parable where a small seed is sown, and a tree grows from it. Once a tree is fully grown, birds come and perch in it. The tree of life grew as the seed of life was sown, whereas the tree of good and evil grew as the seed of good and evil was sown.
Roughly 2,600 years ago, God promised in Jeremiah 31:27 in the Old Testament that two types of seeds would be planted. From that time on, this promise was proclaimed for about 600 years, and after 600 years God came to Jesus and planted His seed according to the promise. The snakes, the Pharisees, also planted the seed of the serpents (refer to Mt 13, Mt 23). The seed symbolizes the Word (or the word) (Lk 8:11). These two types of seeds were sown in one place (Jesus’ field), and they have grown together until the end of the age (Mt 13:24-30). Since the two types of seeds were sown during the first coming of Jesus, the prophecy concerning two types of seeds being sown was already fulfilled. Next is regarding the harvest promised in the New Testament. Once harvest is carried out, then the prophecy concerning the harvest comes to pass at that time. It says in Matthew 13:37-39 that those who are born of the seed of the devil are the sons of the devil, and those who are born of the seed of God are the sons of the kingdom of heaven.
The scriptures testify that the Word is God and life (Jn 1:1-4), and this Word is also the seed. A tree that grows from God’s seed of life is the tree of life, and a tree that grows from the devil’s seed of death is the tree of good and evil. The son of God, Jesus, was born of the seed of God, and he was the true vine and the tree of life (Jn 15:1-5, Jn 14:6). He had twelve branches and twelve kinds of fruit, and birds came and perched in the branches (Mt 13:31-32). Nebuchadnezzar, a pastor of Babylon, was also portrayed as a tree (a wild vine and the tree of good and evil). He had branches and fruit, and birds came to perch in him (Dn 4:20-22). These two types of trees represent a pastor of God and a pastor of the devil, respectively.
What do these two types of fruits (crops) from the trees represent? According to Isaiah 5, God planted a vineyard with choicest vines and looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit [wild grapes]. The scripture testifies that these vines and plants are the men of Israel (Judah) (Is 5:2-7). What are those bad wild grapes?
The fruit of good and evil that the wild serpent gave to Adam and Eve in Genesis 3, in fact, was the bad wild grapes. Just as Deuteronomy 32:32-33 states, these wild grapes (the clusters of the enemies) are bitter, and their wine is the venom of serpents and the deadly poison of cobras. Thus, the bad wild grapes symbolize wickedness (false truth) from the serpent. It was this wickedness that Adam ate, and his life, that is, his living spirit, died.
In the middle of the Garden of Eden were two types of trees (Gn 2:9) These trees originated from their seed, and the seed represents the Word/the word. Therefore, the tree is a metaphor, indicating that which is born from a person’s heart when the Word/the word is planted in that heart. These two types of trees refer to two types of gods (spirits) and two types of pastors, as examined from Matthew 13 (the time of the first coming of Jesus) and Revelation (the time of the second coming). To be precise, they refer to God’s spirit and the pastor of God’s tabernacle, and to Satan’s spirit and the pastor of Babylon, the kingdom of demons (Satan).
How did the tree of good and evil come to exist? First a god, that is, a spirit betrayed, and that very spirit provoked a flesh to betray as well, and that spirit dwelled with that flesh (pastor). It happened to Adam, Solomon, and the chosen people of the tabernacle of heaven in Revelation 13.
The King of Tyre proclaimed himself to be God according to Ezekiel 28. The spirit that entered into this King of Tyre was the covering/guardian cherub. This cherub was one of the four living creatures just as seen in Ezekiel 10. The four living creature are heavenly hosts and archangels who control the army in heaven. They are situated to the north, south, west, and east side of God’s throne. This cherub was in the Garden of Eden. Every precious stone adorned him. Tambourine and harp were prepared on the day he was created. He was anointed and full of wisdom and the model of perfection [the perfect seal]. This spirit, the archangel, betrayed God, and became Satan. He was the one who deceived Adam and Eve, and who entered into the King of Tyre. This is why the King of Tyre proclaimed himself to be God.
Satan, the cherub that betrayed and his pastors are figurative trees of the knowledge of good and evil, which strayed away from good and ended up being evil. The fruit from this tree symbolizes the words from the cherub. The serpent is the physical reality that was created through the words of the cherub. The words that this serpent speaks are the figurative fruit of good and evil.
During the time in the Garden of Eden, Adam and the serpent were two types of trees. (* After Adam betrayed, he also became the tree of good and evil and was banished from Eden.) In the time of Jesus’ first coming, Jesus and the Pharisees were the two types of trees. In the time of Revelation, the one who overcomes—the male child born of the woman clothed in the sun in Rv 12—and his brothers, and the Nicolaitans (the prostitute and the beast with seven heads and ten horns) are the two types of trees. Two kingdoms of these two trees at this present time are Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony and Babylon.
Who caused whom to betray, which is the act of giving the fruit of good and evil? How did this happen? It was the spirit that betrayed that caused God’s saints (the saints in Rv 13) to betray. This betrayal happened as the devil’s false pastors educated God’s saints to convert to their own denomination, just as Calvin did. This conversion education was the act of giving the fruit of good and evil.
One is able to see and understand the physical realities of the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil from the book of Revelation. Jesus said, “On that day (at the time of the second coming), you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” (Jn 14:20; Rv 3:20; Gal 4:1-7; Rom 8:9). Likewise, Matthew 13:31-32 explains the unification of a spirit and a flesh. God (spirit) resides in a tree of God’s person like Jesus. The devil (spirit) resides in a tree of the devil’s person. These trees can be recognized by their actions.
We are very well aware of the incidents of the Christian Council of Korea (bribe, corruption, and divisions). What should their congregation members do? Since the Christian Council of Korea has betrayed God’s Way, then they should leave and be separate from this organization just as 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 teaches us. Then God will be with them.
Shincheonji has mastered the Bible, and has seen and known the physical realities of Revelation. Shincheonji is the kingdom of heaven, the twelve tribes. It is the new creation that has been established according to God’s will. In the time of Revelation, one generation comes to an end, and a new generation is launched. At this new era, the twelve tribes are created through the people who are harvested and sealed. At a time like this, God’s pastor—who is symbolized by a tree of life just like Jesus (refer to Jn 15:1-5)—bears twelve kinds of fruit every month through the water of life as clear as crystal flowing from the throne. Its leaves are for the healing of the nations (Rv 22:1-2). This place is God’s new kingdom, heaven. This era is the new era, the era of Shincheonji. It is into this place that birds, the holy spirits, come and perch (refer to Rv 21).
At the same time, Babylon, the tree of good and evil appeared with the form of the beast with seven heads and ten horns. However, they were judged in Revelation 16 and 18. Having been judged, the dragon and the beast, the dragon’s false pastor, are going to be locked up in the Abyss, and they are put to an end (Rv 19:20, Rv 20:1-3). After God and Jesus have fulfilled this, they have sent their messenger on behalf to testify to this fulfillment for the churches (Rv 22:16). Thus, the messenger is actively carrying out this work.
Those who wash their robes with the revealed word that is as clear as crystal, and who go to the tree of life, will receive the water of life without cost, and their names will be recorded in heaven (Rv 22:14, Rv 21:27).